NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch led 65 of the final 70 laps to win the 38th annual TD Bank 250 last night at Oxford (Maine) Plains Speedway.
Busch, who won the PASS 150-lap race for Super Late Models at the speedway Saturday night, used a strong restart with 16 laps to go and fought off a late challenge from runner-up Nick Sweet of Barre, Vt. Austin Theriault finished third, followed by two-time defending TD Bank 250 champion Eddie MacDonald.
More than 80 racing teams signed up to qualify for the 39 spots on the starting grid of the race, which is the biggest single-day short track race in the Northeast.
Busch lost his lead in the Sprint Cup standings last weekend after a tire blew out, causing his car to slam into the wall in Loudon, N.H. He’s currently third in the standings.
IndyCar - Australia’s Will Power held off a hard-charging Helio Castroneves to win the Edmonton (Alberta) Indy race and narrow the gap on points leader Dario Franchitti.
Power started second, overtook polesitter Takuma Sato a quarter of the way through the race, then held off his Team Penske teammate to win by .8 seconds.
Franchitti finished third, 1.2 seconds off the pace.
Formula One - Lewis Hamilton of McLaren won a hard-fought German Grand Prix in Nuerburgring, fending off challenges from Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber of Red Bull for his second victory of the season.
Hamilton started second but took the lead from Webber by the first turn, and McLaren then successfully defended the position in a cat-and-mouse game of pit stops between the top teams. Alonso finished 3.9 seconds back in second place, with Webber 9.7 seconds behind in third.
NHRA - Spencer Massey edged teammate Tony Schumacher in the final elimination round to win the Top Fuel dragster division at the Mopar Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morristown, Colo.
Massey, part of the Don Schumacher racing team with Schumacher’s son, Tony, hit 269.67 m.p.h. and covered the 1,000-foot straight-line course in 4.150 seconds in his nitro-fueled dragster for his fifth career win and third this season.
Grand-Am - Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas took a big step toward defending their Rolex Series title, winning their fifth race of the season in the American Red Cross 250 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.
Pruett and Rojas have a 29-point lead in the Daytona Prototype standings over Angelelli and co-driver Ricky Taylor.